Shawn Hillis will show us some of the wonderful species and hybrid Lady-Slipper Orchids that will grow in our area, and discuss how to plant and care for these gems in Calgary gardens. For over a decade, Shawn has operated his nursery Garden Slippers in Calgary, specializing in hardy orchids, particularly Cypripedium. Among other awards, the Canadian Orchid Congress has honoured Shawn with a career achievement award for his efforts in bringing these plants into cultivation. For non-members, this talk is $5.
- Thursday, September 14: Marilyn Mayall “Wildflowers of Western Australia”
- Thursday, October 12: Tony Reznicek (Michigan) “Kissing Cousins and Family Skeletons: Rock Garden Plants and Modern Evolutionary Studies”
- Thursday, November 9: Annual General Meeting, followed by Shawn Hillis “Cypripedium Culture”
- Thursday, Jan 11, 2018: Annual Potluck Supper, and Irena Burns “Czech International Rock Garden Conference”
- Thursday, June 15: Jiri Papousek, Czech Alpine Gardening Methods